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Is ginnette35 for endometric cyst a birth control pill?

I am having an endometric cyst for which the doctor put me on ginnette 35 for 6 months. I started it yesterday. Is this a birth control pill? Can I indulge in no precaution sex while I'm on this pill?
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replied May 31st, 2014
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The medication prescribed is oral contraceptive pill. Most of these pills start giving you effective protection after about 2-3 weeks of regular use. If you are not ready for pregnancy, consider using back-up protection while having intercourse to have additional protection against pregnancy. Continue to take the pills at scheduled time daily and avoid missing pill intake (read instruction leaflet carefully). Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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